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2018 Events

9/18 Debate Between Joan Ballweg and Frank Buress
Read coverage in the Ripon Commonwealth Press
9/6 Bridging the Political Divide: How We Can Advance Civil Discourse
4/17 Where Do We Stand: Big Data
4/3 Addressing Local Environmental Issues
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3/21 Women in Politics
Read coverage in the Fond Du Lac Reporter , the Oshkosh Northwestern , and the Ripon Commonwealth
3/6 Democracy Beyond the Ballot Box
Watch coverage on Fox 11 News and read coverage in the Fond Du Lac Reporter
2/27 Slave trade in Libya
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2/8 Personality and Political Attitudes
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1/15 Hate Crime: It’s Real
Read coverage in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Ripon Commonwealth Press and the Fond Du Lac Reporter

2017 Events

11/27 U.S. Foreign Aid: Does it Really Work?
Read coverage in the Fond Du Lac Reporter and the Ripon Commonwealth Press
11/14 Where Do We Stand: North Korea
11/9 How to Engage in Civil Dialogue with Those With Whom We Disagree Politically
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10/24 A View from Europe of Donald Trump
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10/23 Civil Rights at Ripon in the 1960s and Today
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10/2 Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats
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9/22 Art as Action: Politics and the Creative Impulse
9/6 U.S. Russia Relations: Past and Present
Read coverage in the Fond Du Lac Reporter
9/5 U.S. Foreign Policy: Past and Present Trends
Read coverage in the Oshkosh Northwestern
4/11 Where Do We Stand: A Student Discussion on Major Trump Policies
4/5 Lobbying and the Trump Administration: Draining the Swamp?
3/27 Erin Ryan: Women in Numbers Keynote Address
Read coverage in the Fond Du Lac Reporter
3/7 Free Speech on Campus
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3/7 International Relations Career Day with RC DC Alumni
2/20 Redistricting & the Future of Congress
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2/7 The Crisis of Human Trafficking Globally and in Wisconsin
1/26 MLK Week Keynote: Richard Ford
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2016 Events

11/28 Where Do We Stand: Gun Control
11/15 What Happened in the 2016 Election?
11/3 Where Do We Stand: Climate Change, Domestic Terrorism, and College Affordability
11/1 Matters of State: Mathematics of Power in the Electoral College
10/27 Discussion with Senator Luther Olsen
10/25 Reforming U.S. Immigration Policy
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10/13 The Current State of Nuclear Nonproliferation
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10/10 The 2016 Elections and Money in Politics and Policymaking
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10/5 Presentation by Rep. Glenn Grothman
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10/3 Higher Education and Moving Wisconsin Forward: A Discussion with Rep. Joan Ballweg
9/28 The Media and the 2016 Elections
9/22 Discussion with Brian Smith, Candidate for Wisconsin’s 14th Senate District
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9/20 Presentation by Dr. Sarah Lloyd, Democratic Candidate for WI’s 6th Congressional District
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9/15 Democracy in Africa: Challenges and Hopes
9/12 The Current Political Situation in Syria
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4/19 Beyond the Left-Right Divide
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4/13 Where Do We Stand: Styria
4/8 The Financial and Ethical Dimensions of End-of-Life Care
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4/4 The Future of the Republican Party
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1/28 Where Do We Stand: Minimum Wage
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1/28 Police-Community Relations

2015 Events

12/8 The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama
11/8 Where Do We Stand?
11/4 Discussion with Dr. Herve Tchumkam
11/2 You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Presidents, Promises and Foreign Policy
Read coverage in the Ripon Commonwealth Press
10/13 Obergefell vs. Hodges Decision and Discussion
10/2 Presentation by Rick Estberg
9/30 Iran Nuclear Deal
Read coverage in the Ripon Commonwealth Press and as part of a series
9/29 Community Health Care Services in Honduras
Where Do We Stand:Political Spectrum
3/4 Heinz Seitinger, Former Minister of Trade for the Republic of Austria
Read coverage in the Fond du Lac Reporter
3/11 Hon. Newt Gingrich
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4/1 Discussion with State Supreme Court Candidate James P. Daley
4/8 Discussion with Mark Shields of ‘PBS News Hour’
Read coverage in the Ripon Commonwealth Press and in the Oshkosh Northwestern
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4/15 Presentation by Stanley Payne, Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014 Events

10/1 Conversation with Democratic Congressional Candidate Mark Harris
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11/24 Discussion with Congressman Tom Petri
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